Stephanie’s Stuffed Shells

stuffed shells
Photo and recipe by Stephanie S.

Ingredients:

16 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1 cup (8 oz) of cottage cheese-can use low fat if thats what you desire!
1/2 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese-I use regular mozz!
1 egg
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Dash of pepper
1 jar of red sauce or whichever sauce you prefer..I use my homemade sauce.!
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 bag of mozzarella to use to cover shells with before putting in oven (optional, but we just love cheese like that!)

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package.

In a bowl combine cottage cheese, mozzarella, egg, basil, garlic powder, pepper and half of the spinach.. I use all the spinach because I double the amount of cottage cheese and other cheeses because through the years of making it ..it has just gotten better with time!

Pour sauce in bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish to cover completely. I add a little extra because i just love it to have to be able to scoop over mine when they are done.

Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Stuff each shell with about a tbsp of filling mixture and arrange in baking pan over sauce.

Cover and bake at 375 for about 35 minutes until all the cheese is melted on the top.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese!! the more parmesan I say, the better! But thats just the oinker in me

Enjoy!

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